A Sedalia man is one of two defendants indicted in connection with a $7 million conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Pettis, Cooper, Boone, Morgan, Pulaski and Jackson counties.

The United States Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Zachary Scott Nutt, also known as “Tuna,” of Los Angeles, California and Sedalia, and 34-year-old Nicholas Anders Glaholt of Independence, are accused of participated in the drug conspiracy from October 2001 through June 13, 2017, when they were both arrested. At the time of the arrest, Glaholt was reportedly found to be in possession of approximately two pounds of marijuana in his vehicle, while Nutt was in possession of approximately two ounces of marijuana in his vehicle.

Law enforcement executed search warrants at Glaholt’s residence and another residence in Kansas City on the same day. "At Glaholt’s residence they seized approximately $20,000 believed to be drug proceeds, several individual packages of marijuana, marijuana wax, digital scales, vacuum sealers, ledgers, computers, tablets and notes," said the United States Attorney's Office in a press release. "At the Kansas City residence investigators seized approximately 261 pounds of marijuana (including packaging), cell phones, digital scales, drug packaging equipment, eight empty duffel bags, .22-caliber ammunition and drug ledgers from a safe."

Authorities allege that Nutt and Glaholt obtained marijuana from multiple sources, including a grow operation in California, and directly supervised and executed the transportation and distribution of the marijuana in Missouri.

The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Nutt and Glaholt to forfeit to the government $7 million, which represents the total amount of money involved in the conspiracy.